On Wednesday 7th of September, Cork International Short Story Festival in collaboration with Farmgate Café presented Women of the South: Inspiring New Fiction – a newly commissioned short story from Doireann Ní Ghríofa.
Doireann read her new commission – The Lightning, The Lightening – a short story directly inspired by the women of the exhibtion, but from a contemporary viewpoint.
Doireann Ní Ghríofa is a bilingual writer whose work has appeared in The Irish Times, The Irish Examiner, The Stinging Fly, Poetry, and elsewhere. Her third book Clasp was shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Award 2016 and was awarded the Michael Hartnett Poetry Prize. Among her other awards are the Ireland Chair of Poetry bursary 2014-2015 and a Wigtown Award for Gaelic poetry (Scotland). She writes ‘with tenderness and unflinching curiosity’ (Poetry).
Photo of Doireann Ní Ghríofa by Bríd O’Donovan